Pay & Benefits
Looking for a challenging and meaningful career?
– BE THE DIFFERENCE –
Want a career with opportunity for growth and advancement?
Join CMPD... a diverse, progressive, technology-driven, metropolitan agency that believes strongly in the principles of crime fighting, community engagement, professional development, equity and inclusion. Our trainees are paid while they train at our academy in Charlotte, NC to become one in the ranks of over 1,900 sworn officers.
Entry level pay starts at $45,081, Officers earn up to $94,909.
Pay incentives for Associates (+5%, $48,044) and Bachelors (+10%, $50,332) Degrees.
Veterans may be eligible to receive VA benefits and supplements.
20 to 30 vacation days per year
(based on years of service)
2 weeks leave for annual training for Reservists/National Guard
(one week is paid)
5% pay incentive for proficiency in Spanish, Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian.
5% pay incentive for Police Training Officer status.
Medical/Dental Insurance; various plans to choose from.
Paid life insurance of double annual salary up to $100,000.
401(k) provided by the city - 5% of salary contributed by the City for sworn personnel.
Education tuition reimbursement.
Eligible for full retirement benefits from the city and state after 30 years of credible service or at age 55.